By K R VEDA SAMINATHAN, M.A (Sanskrit)., M.A(Astro)., M.C.A., PGDY.)
Member of PGA
Rudraksha A divine bead to human community provided by the Supreme Power “Lord Shiva”. The Lord Shiva from his tear created it. “At the time of the universal deluge and destruction of all things, my eyes were opened for thousand deva years (one human year = 1 day of deva year). In that period, the tears from my eyes dropped in some places of earth, and produced Rudraksha trees”. This is the message of Lord Shiva to saint Bujandar (Rudraksha Jabalopanishad).
It is a symbol of spirituality and mystic power. It is having electromagnetic power and it affects both the physical and logical body of the human being while it is on the body.
Botanically it is known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. It is nearly spherical in shape. The clefts on the surface of the beads are called faces. Faces vary from 1 to 38. Rudraksha trees are mainly found in South Asian Islands, Nepal, India and Other parts.
Force found in Rudraksha
Yogis and monks are wearing the rudraksha beads to acquire distinguish tremendous quantity of concentration. Apart from this, they get resistance power from this. It regulates and formulates our conscious, sub-conscious, body and shapes our overall personality. Though the rudrakshas are having 1 to 38 faces, the very common is 5 faceted. But, each type is having its own characteristics. Yogis, monks and researchers use them for various purposes.
Size of Rudraksha referred in Upanishad
a. If the size of the rudraksha is as amla fruit is considered as the best size.
b. If it is as the size of jujuba fruit is considered as better size.
c. Below the above sizes are not advisable.
The very good auspicious rudraksha is having inherent hole and a gold line on it.
Procedures to be followed to wear Rudraksha:
The non-defective rudrakshas are selected and they should be tied by silk... [continues]
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